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Old 06-04-2009, 05:25 PM
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Default Tennis racket grips?

I've seen a couple of drummers play with some sort of grip around their sticks on the handle end. Are they produced by 'Ahead' or something else? Does anyone here use them? You get the gist with all the questions, right? Good! Answer some for me!

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Old 06-04-2009, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: Tennis racket grips?

Most stick manufactures offer some sort of grip tape and yes, tennis racket tape is as good or better, definitely a lot cheaper.

Reduces shock, increases stick diameter and may improve grip. Tape gets stinky after awhile and might interfere with cross sticking.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:33 AM
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Default Re: Tennis racket grips?

I think what you are referring to are "overgrips", and are used for tennis, badminton, and all other racquet sports. They are very thin, absorb lots of sweat, easy to apply and remove, and give a good grip without stickiness.They cost about US$1 per racquet.

I use them on all my tennis and badminton racquets, but never thought about it for my drum sticks.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:27 AM
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Default Re: Tennis racket grips?

I think you would need some kind of grip on those Aheads. I have one pair and I drop them constantly.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:39 PM
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Default Re: Tennis racket grips?

Tennis grip tape can be picked up at almost any sporting goods store and you should be able to wrap a pair of stick with one wrap. Allot cheaper than the stuff sold in music stores and it does the same job ;-)
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: Tennis racket grips?

I used it for a while but it hardly makes a difference to me. Obviously I notice the increased diameter and slightly better grip, but I don't need either of them.
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:18 AM
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Default Re: Tennis racket grips?

At first I used tennis grip ,then I changed to tennis overgrip .
Is much cheaper and less spongy
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